Wives of U.S. Border Patrol agents are sharing the “sickening” stigma surrounding their husbands’ jobs amid the hot topic of immigration.
Appearing on “Moms” on Fox Nation, Renea Perez and Jill Demanski shared insight with host Rachel Campos-Duffy on the “racist” accusations their families face.
Demanski spoke of her experiences of how people “literally say to my face that I’m racist,” adding they also call her a “privileged white girl.”
“They don’t know any of my background or any of my story,” Demanski said.
Campos-Duffy noted 52 percent of Border Patrol officials are Hispanic American.
Perez shared that her husband is Hispanic American, and many people see him as a “traitor to his culture,” but despite the criticism, she is “very proud of what he does every day.”
“But I think twice about saying what he does,” Perez added. “I shouldn’t have to feel that way.”
As IJR Red reported, Demanski and Perez previously slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for not visiting the southern border while she was refusing to provide any border wall funds during the longest partial government shutdown in history.
“Our husbands and significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness. […] We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.”
“It is not President Trump that is necessarily asking for the wall,” Demanski said during a previous “Fox & Friends” segment. “Border Patrol and our agents and experts here have been asking for it for years.”
Two angel families also joined Fox News’ “Moms” segment discussing the effects of illegal immigration on their lives.
Mary Ann Mendoza’s son was a police sergeant and was killed in 2014 by an illegal immigrant who was driving under the influence. Mendoza said it is “sickening” that Border Patrol agents aren’t praised for their work and risks they take to protect Americans.
In a hit-and-run car crash, Carrie Utz’s mother and godmother were killed by an illegal immigrant.
As the president continues to seek $5.7 billion to build a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security and curb illegal immigration, a bipartisan group has come to a deal on border security — which includes $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of a new barrier.
The bill is expected to pass and be pushed to the president’s desk promptly, with the expiry of the short term bill only one day away. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Thursday the president is “prepared to sign the bill,” however, “he also [will] be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” The Hill reported.